Synonyms & Antonyms of float

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • a canoe floating down the river
  • particles of dust floating in the air

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2 to move about from place to place aimlessly
  • lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place

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Synonyms of float (Entry 2 of 2)

a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers
  • the crew put the cargo on the float before heading back down the river

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The first known use of float was before the 12th century

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“Float.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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